Japan vs Canada Prediction 17.11.2022

Japan

Japan

1 : 2

Canada

Canada

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  • Competition: International Friendlies
  • Date: Thursday, 17th, November 2022
  • Kickoff: 13:40 UK/14.40 CET
  • Venue: Al Maktoum Stadium (Dubai)

This generation of Japanese soccer players is considered the most talented in the history of the national team, so they could be one of the most pleasant surprises at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. How far the Japanese national team is progressing is best shown by the fact that this will be their seventh consecutive appearance at the World Cup. The popular "Samurai Blue" are playing excellent football in recent months, they are undefeated in the previous five games and they will aim to keep their motivation high before the match with Germany.

Meanwhile, the Canadians surprised many with the way they managed to secure their way to Qatar. Despite being without key players for some matches, Les Rouges cruised through the final qualifying round with ease, finishing in first place with 28 points - ahead of Mexico, USA and Costa Rica, which means that this will be their first participation since way back in 1986. A few days ago, Canada played the first warm-up match before going to WC and did not leave a good impression, considering that they "barely" drew with Bahrain, 2-2.

Japan vs Canada Betting Tips: Under 2.5

This will be the third meeting between these national teams and the first after nine years, when in 2013 they played a friendly match in which the Japanese were the more dominant team and deservedly won 2-1. Now we expect a calmer tempo of the game, where the attack should be in the background.

The Japanese have shown great results lately, and their granite defense stood out in particular. Not only did they remain undefeated in the previous five, but they managed to keep a clean sheet in all those games, so their motivation in this one should not be questioned.

At the same time, it should be noted that Samurai Blue were very impressive and dominant at both ends of the field in the WC qualification group. They even played 9 out of 10 qualifying matches under 2.5 goals, which clearly shows that they play strictly defensively.

Like Japan, Les Rogues also showed aggressive defense during the qualifying campaign, conceding just 7 goals in 14 games. What is particularly interesting is that the Canadians played all seven away games under 2.5 goals, with an average of 1.9 per match.

This friendly match has a special significance, because both teams want to gain good momentum before the start of WC. This means that there shouldn't be too much action in the final third, and we expect both teams to be strictly focused on defense. All in all, I expect a rather difficult match with no more than two goals.

Japan vs Canada Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Japan

    1 : 2

    Canada

    Friendly International

  2. Japan

    2 : 1

    Canada

    Friendly International

Japan

Japan Team News

Wataru Endo was forced to leave the field in the match against Hertha due to a severe concussion. Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu is worried about Endo, knowing his absence would be a huge blow.

Arsenal right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu has missed the last three matches for his club with an "undisclosed" but minor injury, meaning he will be available for his national team at the World Cup in Qatar.

Takuma Asano is out for more than two months with a serious knee injury. The good news is that he has started training, and Hajime Moriyasu included him in the group of 26 players, called up for the WC.

Last matches of Japan

  1. Japan

    0 : 1

    Costa Rica

    World Cup

  2. Germany

    1 : 2

    Japan

    World Cup

  3. Japan

    1 : 2

    Canada

    Friendly International

  4. Japan

    0 : 0

    Ecuador

    Friendly International

  5. Japan

    2 : 0

    United States

    Friendly International

Japan lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Shuichi Gonda

Defenders

  • 19

    Hiroki Sakai

  • 4

    Ko Itakura

  • 3

    Shogo Taniguchi

  • 26

    Hiroki Ito

Midfielders

  • 17

    Ao Tanaka

  • 7

    Gaku Shibasaki

  • 24

    Yuki Soma

  • 10

    Takumi Minamino

  • 11

    Takefusa Kubo

Forwards

  • 18

    Takuma Asano

Canada

Canada Team News

Les Rogues suffered a heavy blow on Friday. Centre-back Doneil Henry (Toronto FC) will definitely miss the World Cup in Qatar after sustaining an injury in a friendly with Bahrain.

Jahn Regensburg centre-back Scott Kennedy will also be left out of Herdmann's World Cup squad, as he will be unable to help his national team with a shoulder injury.

Canada's Most Valuable Player - Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) has had problems with his thigh, but what pleases everyone in the national team is that he will be available to coach John Herdman.

Last matches of Canada

  1. Canada

    1 : 2

    Morocco

    World Cup

  2. Croatia

    4 : 1

    Canada

    World Cup

  3. Belgium

    1 : 0

    Canada

    World Cup

  4. Japan

    1 : 2

    Canada

    Friendly International

  5. Bahrain

    2 : 2

    Canada

    Friendly International

Canada lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 18

    Milan Borjan

Defenders

  • 2

    Alistair Johnston

  • 5

    Steven Vitória

  • 4

    Kamal Miller

  • 3

    Sam Adekugbe

Midfielders

  • 11

    Tajon Buchanan

  • 13

    Atiba Hutchinson

  • 6

    Samuel Piette

  • 10

    Junior Hoilett

Forwards

  • 20

    Jonathan David

  • 17

    Cyle Larin

3 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. Japan has managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous five games.
  2. Japan played 9 out of 10 qualifying matches for the World Cup under 2.5 goals.
  3. Canada played each of their seven away games during the qualifying group under 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Japan - Canada

Under 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Japan vs Canada - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on DAZN Deutsch
? Who is Japan's player to watch?
Junya Ito was one of the most responsible for Japan's placement to the World Cup in Qatar. He was involved in half of Japan's goals (12 in total) - with four goals and two assists.
? Who is Canada's player to watch?
22-year-old Lille forward Jonathan David will be the biggest threat to Japan's defense. He scored 5 goals and added 3 assists in the qualifying campaign.